Psychology of Religion in Turkey

In Psychology of Religion in Turkey, senior and emerging Turkish scholars present critical conceptual analyses and empirical studies devoted to psychology of religion in Turkey. Part 1 consists of articles placing the psychology of religion in the historical context of an ancient culture undergoing modernization and secularization and articles devoted to conceptual themes suggesting the uniqueness of Islam among the great faith traditions. Part 2 is devoted to empirical studies of religion in the Turkish-Islamic includuing studies focused on the religious life of Turkish youth, popular religiosity, spirituality, and Muslim religious development in light of Al-Ghazzali. Part 3 is devoted to several empirical studies on a variety of social outcomes of religious commitment in Turkey.

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Biographical Note
Zuhâl Ağılkaya-Şahin, Ph.D. (2014), Marmara University, Istanbul, is Asst. Professor at Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Faculty of Islamic Sciences

Heınz Streıb, Ph.D. (1989), Emory University, Atlanta, is Professor of Theology/Religious Education at the Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology of Bielefeld University, Germany.

Ali Ayten, Ph.D. (2009), Marmara University, Istanbul, is Assoc. Professor at the Department of Psychology of Religion at that University in Turkey.

Ralph W. Hood, Jr., Ph.D. (1968), University of Nevada, Reno, is Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA.

Contributors are:
Zuhal Agilkaya, Merve Altınlı-Macić, Ali Ayten, Fatma Gül Cirhinlioğlu, Thomas J. Coleman III, Sevde Düzgüner, Ayşe Erenay, Gülüşan Göcen, Hasan Kaplan, Hasan Turan Karatepe, Ali Köse, Gözde Özdikmenli-Demir, Sakin Özışık, Kenan Sevinç, Adem Şahin, Ayşe Şentepe, Abdulkadir Tabo, İlhan Topuz, Asım Yapıcı.

Anyone interested in psychology of religion in general and the way in which it influences the psychology of religion as studied in contemporary Turkey will find this book indispensable.
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